John McCain

Witcover: Hitting bottom in Trumpland

Witcover: Hitting bottom in Trumpland

Just when you might have thought moral depravity could not have sunk deeper in the era of Donald Trump, along came a Trump White House underling dismissing the views of iconic Republican Sen. John McCain as irrelevant because "he's dying anyway."

Even worse than that brutally insensitive remark has been the irate lament of Trump administration spokespersons about the leak itself. The slanderer has been identified as one Kelly Sadler, a functionary in the Trump communications apparatus. Is there no honor anymore among thieves?

To readers who have been vacationing on Mars, the slur against Mr. McCain, a Vietnam War hero who was shot down over Hanoi and imprisoned for...